- 25 Sep 17
Hot Press’s Pat Carty picks the brain of one of Ireland’s most intriguing emerging acts - David Keenan. With live performances of “Good Old Days” and “James Dean” nicely nestled in-between lively conversation this interview is a must watch.
A musician already catching the eye of Glen Hansard and The Strypes, the Dundalk songwriter is quickly turning heads with his poetic lyrics and classical Irish lilt.
In this in-depth intense exchange, Keenan discusses everything from his precocious obsession with poetry, to his disconnect with modern musicians.
“I love artists who create their own world and invite you in, that’s what I’m trying to do” he says confidently when asked on his style of music, dismissing the notion he should be rushing into releasing an album.
Tellimg stories of how he shot to fame with a viral video in the back of a taxi to tales of how his grandmother read him Behan as a boy, the interview and live performance has everything you need to see and hear about this rising Irish talent.
Check out the full Hot Press interview from Electric Picnic 2017 below: